-Introduction to the four types of commas
Speeches! Make sure you are ready to go on your assigned day. And have a happy Thanksgiving!
Today we spent half the class period brainstorming and drafting our persuasive speeches. Next, we viewed and critiqued examples of public speaking. Students hoping to present for extra credit next week should be drafting their speeches over the weekend!
Today we took the vocabulary quiz for week seven, and I explained the speech assignment for unit two. Students who present their speeches before Thanksgiving will earn extra credit; all other speeches will be presented the week we return from break. A typed, MLA formatted copy of the speech and the accompanying paragraph must be submitted the day the speech is delivered to the class.
1.) Finish listening to The Declaration of Independence.
2.) Complete the questions about The Declaration. These are due by the beginning of class tomorrow.
3.) Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz!
Today we completed an in-class activity with the list of grievances against the King that Thomas Jefferson includes in The Declaration of Independence. If you were absent, please see me to discuss a make-up assignment.
Today we practiced identifying appeals and rhetorical devices in modern day campaign ads and political satire. We also started reading The Declaration of Independence as a class. There was no homework.
1.) Take Week 6 vocabulary quiz. Pick up new vocabulary words for Week 7: The Age of Reason.
2.) Continue working on "The Crisis" assignment from yesterday. If you do not finish in-class today, it is homework for the weekend. You can access the text by clicking on this link. Completed assignments must be turned in to turnitin.com by midnight on Sunday night.
3.) Have a good weekend!
Today we finished gathering definitions for the rhetorical devices cheat sheet and started work on the following assignment:
As you read Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis”, you will write a two-three sentence summary of each paragraph, identify either the emotional or logical appeals in the paragraph, and determine at least two rhetorical devices used to make those appeals within the paragraph.
This work is to be done independently and in a Google Doc. Students will have the class period tomorrow to continue work on the assignment.
Don't forget the vocabulary quiz tomorrow. You can find the list of words to study here.
Today we identified the emotional and logical appeals that Patrick Henry makes in his Speech to the Virginia Convention.